Get out and vote Tuesday

The primary is important because Childers could be in trouble. Republican strategists see the seat, held by a Democrat in a conservative area hard-hit by the economic downturn, as in play in November.

Childers, who labels himself a “pro-gun, pro-life Mississippian,” is a conservative blue dog, who voted against the health care overhaul and, most recently, against the vote in the House to overturn the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rules for gays in the military. Still, incumbents in general are threatened as Americans express dissatisfaction with lack of improvement in the economy.

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